Finding the location of photos and paintings of real places around the world.read more
I discovered a new subreddit today. Take a look at r/AccidentalWesAnderson. Wes Anderson directed the award winning Grand Budapest Hotel as well as Moonrise Kingdom. Both of these films are among my favorites.
So what makes a Wes Anderson film?
- 60s decor
- backgrounds that intentionally look like …
Today Matt Perault visited the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Matt has been the head of Facebook's Global Policy Division for the past five years. Here I provide some commentary on his comments today.
Perault claims that the Snowden revelations were wrong. Specifically he pointed to an …read more
First, That the idea or belief of a word of God existing in print, or in writing, or in speech is inconsistent in itself for the reasons already assigned. These reasons, among many others, are the want of an universal language; the mutability of language; the errors to which translations …
According to Wikipedia:
Although the content is similar to the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts. Eschewing metaphysics, Arrian focused his attention on Epictetus's work applying philosophy in daily life.
So, chapter 1 says:
Some things are in …
In the Song of Roland I ran into a battle cry which escaped translation. The italics are not mine.
He saw the miscreant stretched on earth:
"Caitiff, thy threats are of little worth.
On, Franks! the felons before us fall;
Montjoie!" 'Tis the Emperor's battle-call.
"Well fought," said …
1283-1350 Japan. Imperial Court. Poet. Buddhist monk in 1324.
He developed the Japanese aesthetic: beauty is indissolubly bound to its perishability. He wrote, "If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino, never to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, but lingered on forever in this world …read more
Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral. Melvin Kranzberg
Harris argues that there was a moment weirdly similar to this one: the year 1450. That.s the year when Johannes Gutenberg managed to invent a printing press.
a scholastic world that was initially scattered began to …
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